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Dr Chatchai Kunavisarut, Education Delegate of the ITI Section Southeast Asia, tells readers with an interest in implant dentistry why they should block the last weekend in March 2019 for an exciting two-day congress in Kuala Lumpur.

An opportunity to extend your “Strategies for success in implant dentistry” is open to all implant dentistry professionals at the 3rd ITI Congress South East Asia that is taking place at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on March 29 and 30, 2019.

The combination of an excellent scientific program and superb sightseeing location promises strong attendance of around 450 participants.

The Congress comprises a two-day program of lectures presented by a strong regional and international faculty. This will be preceded by a corporate forum delivered by Straumann and botiss and followed by currently three workshops on Sunday, March 31.

The seven-strong faculty is made up of ITI President Stephen Chen from Australia along with Professor Daniel Buser and Professor Tim Joda from Switzerland, joined by Dr Jeanette Chua and Dr Chi-Cheong Yip from Malaysia, Dr Tian-Ee Seah and Dr Marlene Teo from Singapore as well as Dr Suphachai Suphangul from Thailand.

Among the topics they will be discussing are:

• Contemporary concepts in extraction socket healing

• Monolithic implant reconstructions: current state of knowledge and future trends

• State of the art surgical techniques in partially edentulous implant patients: How much digital is used nowadays in daily practice?

• Ultra-short 4mm implants: clinical case reports of Asian patients

• Anterior implant esthetics and the curious link to Botulinum toxin injection

For more information and registration, please visit:

*EARLY BIRD TICKETS available until 31 January, 2019.

For the first time, the Congress is offering a number of two-hour workshops on the Sunday following the Congress. Currently three workshops are planned with limited attendance that will provide participants with a fascinating and valuable practical element.

For the Dental Wings workshop, participants will be asked to bring along their laptop to find out how to take full advantage of the CoDiagnostix intuitive software for guided implant planning and designing customized and highly precise surgical drill guides. This FDA-approved software provides predictable results at the same time as increasing efficiency and productivity.

In the botiss biomaterials workshop, Daniel Rothamel will be discussing the use of bone substitute biomaterials with the aim of reducing and even excluding donor site morbidity as well as minimizing the perioperative stress related to dental implant treatment. He will also be showing easy and advanced grafting procedures.

In today’s digital world, dental photography is an essential skill and Parinya Amornsettachai’s dental photography workshop aims to show participants how to apply dental photography in daily practice as well as in presentations and communication with patients and colleagues. Participants will be taken through the camera’s mechanisms and functions, shown how to control them to produce quality images and then focus on taking consistently successful intra and extra-oral images.

With a poster competition as part of the congress, the organizers are now inviting implant dentistry professionals to submit abstracts by January 31, 2019. The three highest placed winners of the poster competition will receive:

1st prize: A ticket to the ITI World Symposium 2020 in Singapore along with economy flights there and back and accommodation

2nd prize: 1-year ITI Digital Membership

3rd prize: 250 ITI Online Academy Credits

For more details about the poster competition, please visit the congress website: The website is also the place to take advantage of early registration and preferential fees until January 31, 2019.

The success of the ITI’s first two South East Asia congresses in Bangkok (2013) and Bali (2016) have prepared the ground for similar success with the 3rd ITI Congress South East Asia in Kuala Lumpur. They testify to the enthusiasm and dedication of the multi-country ITI Section South East Asia and the work it carries out throughout the region, promoting the evidence-based philosophy of the ITI.

The ITI looks forward to welcoming you at the 3rd ITI Congress South East Asia!

More about ITI:
The ITI is a global association of professionals in implant dentistry. The objectives of the ITI are the promotion and dissemination of knowledge about implant dentistry and related fields.

The ITI was founded in 1980 by 12 experts planning ahead for the future of their field. Their objective was an alliance of specialists to pursue research and development in an important and as yet untapped medical area on a voluntary and idealistic basis. Today, the ITI has more than 17,000 Fellows and Members. Through its growing number of national Sections, the ITI ensures the exchange of expertise and know-how via a modern, quality-conscious and efficient network.

*We just signed up our 18,000th member, which marks another milestone in our 38-year history. This continuous growth clearly demonstrates that our broad educational offering is very appealing to implant dentistry professionals all over the world. We would like to thank all ITI Fellows and Members in more than 100 countries for making this organization what it is today.

If you would like to profit from the many ITI membership benefits, register online at

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